The Washington Death Records Index, 1890 - 1908
The Washington Clerk Death Registers holds 49,724 records in its collection. The records and death certificates in this collection are dated between 1890 and 1908 and were retrieved from the Washington State Digital Archives. Individuals can learn more information about the Washington Clerk Death Registers by visiting the Washington State Digital Archives website.
Information Available In This Collection
There is plenty of information you can find in Washington Clerk Death Registers index on individuals who died in the state of Washington during this time frame. Some of the vital statistics included in the records are the first, middle and last name of the deceased, the gender of the person and the age at the time of death. Washington archive records also feature the location and the county where the death occurred. The full date of death is also included.
To make retrieval of official documents as efficient as possible, the records held by the Washington State Digital Archives are all catalogued by a record number and a reference number. When available, a page number where the document is located is also provided.
About the Washington State Digital Archives
All of the records included in the Washington Clerk Death Registers are held by the Washington State Digital Archives. To obtain original copies of the records of this collection, contact the Washington State Digital Archives at:
Washington State Digital Archives
960 Washington Street
Cheney, WA 99004
Each death record in the Washington State Digital Archives features reference and file numbers to make searches as quick and accurate as possible. All of the personal data listed above is also included in the death records when the information is available. Files can be searched online or ordered by phone or in person.
The state legislature in Washington required all coroners, midwives and physicians to report births and deaths under their supervision by 1891. The information was compiled and submitted to county auditors, where it eventually became a part of this particular archive. By 1907, the state had taken over the responsibility of reporting such information, and these vital records can be found at the state Center for Health Statistics. Even though records were required during this time period, not all deaths in the state were reported, and many did not include complete information on the individual. These records have been compiled to the best ability of the Washington State Digital Archives.
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